Combat Jack Interviews Rap Genius About Their ‘Google Scandal’

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/ January 15, 2014

By now, everyone’s probably heard about Rap Genius’ digital scandal. They were accused of manipulating Google’s search results in their favor. Google didn’t like that and G-checked them with the quickness, but Rap Genius earnestly apologized and called attention to the fact that other lyric websites might be doing the same tricks (Stop Snitching?).

Combat Jack has had the founders on once before to controversial effect, and now he has them on once more to explain what went wrong with their Google strategy. Listen to them spell out where they messed up (10 min mark), justify their less-than-popular public personas (25 min mark), and whether Rap Genius is, “the greatest site on the internet” (31 min mark). — Max Weinstein